- 12-ounces of beer.
- 8-ounces of malt liquor.
- 5-ounces of wine.
- 1.5-ounces or a “shot” of 80-proof distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, or whiskey).
Thus, you get about 5 glasses from a bottle. The general recommendation is 2 glasses (or almost 40% the wine in a bottle) for men and one for women. This doesn't seem fair, but there are physiological reasons. One, females have a smaller amount of body water, and two, they have less efficient alcohol metabolizers in the stomach. Clearly, though, if you are a large and obese person, you can drink more than a skinny small individual. The two for men and one for women recommendation is a gross simplification merely for ease of remembrance.
Here are the sizes, with the figure below in the equivalent number of bottles:
Split/Pony/Piccolo 0.19 (6.4 ounces)
Barrel 119 (31.5 gallons)
Tierce 159 (42 gallons)
Tun (a cask) 908 (240 gallons)
or 954 (252 gallons), depending on the source
Interesting that a barrel of oil is 42 gallons, which called a tierce in winedom. Thus, a barrel of oil should really be called a tierce. But, the 1858 success of Colonel Edwin Drake in Pennsylvania set in motion the common acceptance now of 42 gallons for a barrel of petroleum.
2. This is a repeat of my Three Turkeys posting yesterday, with adjustments:
Chaminade astounded then #1 Virginia, 77-72. "Yes Virginia, there is a Chaminade." The game ended on Christmas Eve day, Virginia time. They had 7'4" center Ralph Sampson, who was to win his third straight national player of the year when the season ended. To be fair, Sampson was recovering from pneumonia. Most don't remember that just a few days before, Chaminade handled the University of Hawaii 56-47. So at least they had a decent team. No doubt this miracle convinced ESPN to host the best college basketball tournament in the world on Maui from 1984. Wow, that's almost thirty years now. Actually, this might not have been so smart, for Chaminade has won all of one game in that almost thirty year period. Mind you, this is after nearly a hundred games. Why? The other teams this year are: Illinois, University Southern California, Texas, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Marquette and Butler.
Judith and Holofernes (female equivalent of David and Goliath) factor is maybe greater than the Virginia Christmas present. In addition to 6'8" Griner, Baylor's two other centers are 6'5" and 6'4". Hawaii's tallest is Pua Kailiawa at 6'2", who doesn't play much. Will I go way out on the limb and predict an upset? No, two miracles are too much to expect. But if the Rainbow Wahine can leverage their experience, I would not be surprised if they make a game out of the potential second blow-out with Stanford.